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Salty Foods May Double Smokers' Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Consuming too much salt may more than double a smoker's risk of developing the painful inflammatory disease known as rheumatoid arthritis, a new study finds.
Many U.S. Kids Missing Out on Preventive Care, CDC Says

Most adults can remember the battery of health services they endured as kids: hearing and vision tests, dental exams, regular checkups and vaccinations.
Teens' Daily Marijuana Use Linked to Poor Outcomes

Teens who use marijuana on a daily basis before they reach the age of 17 are more likely to have certain long-term problems than their non-using peers, new research from Australia suggests.
Smoking Before Fatherhood May Raise Asthma Risk in Kids: Study

Men who smoke before becoming a parent may put their children at increased risk for asthma, a new study suggests.
Smoking Banned in More Than 80 Percent of U.S. Homes: CDC

Four out of five U.S. homes now ban smoking inside, federal health officials reported Thursday.
10 Percent of Americans Admit to Illicit Drug Use

Nearly 10 percent of Americans aged 12 and older were illicit drug users in 2013, and almost 20 million said they used marijuana, making it the most widely used drug, U.S. health officials reported Thursday.
E-Cigarette Vapor May Be Less Toxic Than Tobacco Smoke: Study

Secondhand vapor created by one brand of electronic cigarette harbors fewer hazardous chemicals than regular cigarette smoke, although the researchers report the finding doesn't leave e-cigarettes in the clear.
Booze, Pot Bad for Teens in Different Ways, Study Suggests

Drinking and marijuana may lead to different types of harmful consequences for teens, a new study suggests.
'Pot Addiction' May Be Real, Study Suggests

Many people believe that marijuana is not addictive, but a new study challenges that theory.
Study Counters Critics of Plainer Cigarette Packaging

Selling cigarettes in plain packages doesn't increase the use of low-cost or illegal tobacco and doesn't harm sales in small stores, according to new research from Australia.

 

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